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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
Nationality Canada
Born February 5 1959 (1959-14-05) (age 50),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1979
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 1979 – 1992


Richard Claude Vaive (born May 14, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), was a professional player.

Vaive was raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and was selected fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. His professional career, which started with the WHA's Birmingham Bulls, lasted from 1978 until 1992.

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Playing career

In 1980, the Canucks traded Vaive, along with Bill Derlago, to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Dave "Tiger" Williams and Jerry Butler. Vaive scored prolifically with the Leafs, becoming the first 50-goal scorer in franchise history, surpassing that threshold three times. He recorded 54 goals in 1981–82, 51 goals in 1982–83, and 52 goals in 1983–84. He also served as captain of the Maple Leafs from 1981 to 1986. Vaive was stripped of his Leaf captaincy during the 1985–86 NHL season, after missing a morning practice.

Vaive was a late cut from the 1984 Canada Cup team.

His trade from Toronto to Chicago before the 1987 season is still remembered as one of the highly criticized trades made by team owner Harold Ballard. He finished his NHL career playing parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres.

Coaching career

Vaive had a career as a professional hockey coach in the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League after his retirement from the NHL, serving as a head coach in 1993 with the expansion South Carolina Stingrays, winning two division titles (1995 and 1997), a conference championship (1997), and under his watch became the first ECHL coach in history to win both the Brabham Cup and Kelly Cup in the same season, in the 1996–97 season. He served one season with the Mississauga Ice Dogs before Don Cherry took over as head coach.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 68 51 59 110 91
1977–78 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 68 76 79 155 199
1978–79 Birmingham Bulls WHL 75 26 33 59 248
1979–80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 13 8 21 111
1979–80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 22 9 7 16 77 3 1 0 1 11
1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 33 29 62 229 3 1 0 1 4
1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 54 35 89 157
1982–83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 51 28 79 105 4 2 5 7 6
1983–84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 52 41 93 114
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 35 33 68 112
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 33 31 64 85 9 6 2 8 9
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 32 34 66 61 13 4 2 6 23
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 43 26 69 108 5 6 2 8 38
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 12 13 25 60
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 28 19 13 32 64 5 2 1 3 8
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 29 19 48 74 6 4 2 6 6
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 25 27 52 74 6 1 2 3 6
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 12 4 9 13 4 16 4 4 8 10
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 20 1 3 4 14
1992–93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 38 16 15 31 34
2002–03 Dundas Real McCoys OHASr 9 6 5 11 34
NHL totals 876 441 347 788 1445 54 27 16 43 111

Coaching statistics

Season  Team                      Lge  Type       GP W   L  T OTL   Pct Result 
1993-94 South Carolina Stingrays  ECHL Head Coach 68 33 26  0   9 0.551 Lost in round 1 
1994-95 South Carolina Stingrays  ECHL Head Coach 68 42 19  0   7 0.669 Lost in round 2 
1995-96 South Carolina Stingrays  ECHL Head Coach 70 40 22  0   8 0.629 Lost in round 2 
1996-97 South Carolina Stingrays  ECHL Head Coach 70 45 15 10   0 0.714 Won Championship 
1997-98 South Carolina Stingrays  ECHL Head Coach 70 41 23  6   0 0.629 Lost in round 1 
1998-99 Saint John Flames          AHL Head Coach 80 31 40  8   1 0.444 Lost in round 2 
1999-00 Saint John Flames          AHL Head Coach 80 32 32 11   5 0.500 Lost in round 1 
2000-01 Mississauga IceDogs        OHL Head Coach 68 3 56   7   2 0.110  
2004-05 Dundas Real McCoys       OHASr Head Coach 34 20 12  0   2 0.618 

External links

  • Rick Vaive's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
Preceded by
Bill Derlago
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
1979
Succeeded by
Rick Lanz
Preceded by
Darryl Sittler
Toronto Maple Leafs captains
1982-86
Succeeded by
Rob Ramage
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